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Product Review: Apple’s M1 MacBook Pro 13″

When They Meant One More Thing, They Meant One More Big Thing Apple made ground breaking announcements at its “One More Thing” event on November 10th, 2020 event.  The launch of the M1 chip, macOS Big Sur operating system, and a long awaited update to the Mac line up.  Apple takes its destiny into its […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on November 29, 2020

News Analysis: Oracle Allegedly Wins Bid For TikTok

Why This Makes Sense On Three Counts If the Wall Street Journal’s article is correct, Oracle has emerged as the winner over Microsoft and Walmart for the acquisition of ByteDance’s US operations as TikTok’s “trusted tech partner”.  While many in the industry remain confused on why Oracle would acquire the social media giant’s 100 million […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on September 13, 2020

News Analysis: Salesforce Commerce Cloud Intends To Acquire Mobify for Progressive Web Apps

Modern Progressive Web Apps Much Needed Vancouver, British Columbia, based Mobify was approached by Salesforce.com for an estimated $60M acquisition on September 4th, 2020.  Mobify, founded in 2007 by two Simon Fraser University students, Igor Faletski and John Boxall, began as an SMS text messaging app that sent bus times to mobile users. Their expertise […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on September 6, 2020

Event Report: Broadcom Mainframe Innovation World Tour

Broadcom’s Software Division Focuses On Delivering The Mainframe As An Open Cloud Platform On July 15th, Greg Lotko, SVP and GM of the Broadcom Mainframe Software Division kicked off the Mainframe Innovation World Tour talking about three core tenets of Broadcom’s approach to the mainframe.  The mainframe software division has taken an expansionary view of […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on July 30, 2020

Tuesday’s Tip: Virtual Meeting Best Practices

Crowdsourced Best Practices Reflect Work From Home Constraints The shift to remote work and work from home often involves a virtual meeting.  Core to that virtual meeting is the video call, which adds a little bit of complexity in meetings.  Constellation sees best practices across four phases of the video call – audio visual setup, […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on July 14, 2020

Monday’s Musings: The Death of Density As A Business Model And What To Do About It

Density Is Dead! (At least for now) The Covid-19 acceleration to digital business models has ushered an era where before coronavirus (BC) business models built on human density will struggle to survive.  Those models relied on high volumes and dense environments to scale and drive profitability.  Unfortunately, concerns over public health have curtailed these businesses […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on July 13, 2020

Monday’s Musings: Inside The Five Levels Of Autonomous Enterprises

Cognitive Apps Power The Future Of Autonomous Enterprises Cognitive applications run mission-critical business systems in a continuous, self-driving, self-learning, auto-compliant, self-securing, and self-healing approach.  These AI driven systems intelligently automate transactional systems and processes such as campaign to lead, order to cash, procure to pay, incident to resolution, concept to market, and hire to retire.  […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on March 22, 2020

Research Report: Inside Constellation’s 2019 Enterprise Awards

By The Constellation Research Team Awards Showcase What Was Top Of Mind In Enterprise Technology At The End of The Decade This year the Constellation Research team attended over 270 events, engaged in 1000’s of inquires and briefings, conducted 1000’s of media inquiries, and almost touched 1 billion impressions in the social sphere.  As disruptive […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on January 2, 2020

Monday’s Musings: The Roaring 20’s and the #Futureof2020

With a new decade in front of us, what happens when the confluence of politics, economics, society, technology, environmental, and legislative forces meet the forces of humanity? Here are seven deep trends that will emerge to impact the next decade and more: 1. Human Ingenuity vs Intelligent Automation In a world of AI possibilities and […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on December 23, 2019

Event Report: AI Everywhere at Dreamforce And The Rise Of Ambient Experiences #DF19

Einstein Everywhere In Every Cloud And Every Industry Dreamforce 2019 kicked off to 171,000 on-site attendees and over 13 million online viewers.  Sessions packed in at Moscone Center and the surrounding hotels were bursting at the seems, even with Howard Street shut down as the HQ for the Dreamforce National Park.  The event often known […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on November 27, 2019

Event Report: Customer Data Platform Takes Center Stage At Salesforce Connections 2019 #CNX19

Written with Nicole France @lnfrance Customer 360 Mantra Manifests In The Customer Data Platform Over 12,000 customers from 40+ countries convened at Chicago’s McCormick Center for the annual Salesforce Connections conference.  Stephanie Buscemi, CMO, welcomed the audience and key customers such as Conagra, Indiana Pacers, and State Farm to the stage.  Key highlights from the […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on June 19, 2019

Event Report: FinancialForce Doubles Down On Customer-Centric ERP #FFCommLive19

PSA, Subscription Billing Power Customer Centric ERP Almost 600 customers, partners, and influencers joined the FinancialForce team in Las Vegas. May 7th to 9th, to experience the latest in professional services automation (PSA) and customer-centric ERP.  CEO and President, Tod Nielsen, kicked off its user conference at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.  […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on May 10, 2019

Big Idea: Extreme Capitalism And The Dawn Of Digital Duopolies

Organizations Move Beyond The Post-Digital Era I am consciously scaring you into existence.  The disruption ahead is not a fantasy.  When I founded Constellation Research and then wrote the best-selling book, Disrupting Digital Business, we stood at the dawn of a major shift in business models and disruptive technologies that powered what we coined digital transformation in 2008.  This powerful business force not […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on May 4, 2019

Event Report: Epicor Demonstrates New Chapter For Cloud ERP And Mid-Market Solutions at #EpicorInsights19

Growth Story On #CloudERP, Retail, And AI Shows PromiseAnd Key Milestones Photo: @rwang0 Epicor convened it’s annual user conference April 15-18 in Las Vegas.  The new management team showed a renewal in product and sales execution to over 3500 attendees.  Key announcements include: Release of EVA AI-Based virtual agent.  Powered by NLP, the new agent […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on April 21, 2019

Event Report: Apple Formally Launches Services Strategy #AppleEvent

Services Revenue Mix Could Reach 20% By 2020 Photo: @rwang0 On March 25, 2019, Apple held its special event on services at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, CA to launch and/or revamp 4 key services including: Apple News+. New service adds 300 magazines, the Wall Street Journal and more publications to 875 million iPhone […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on March 25, 2019